It’s a busy Fall season for tech startups, with lots of options available out there to grow your business and gain resources – but with opportunity, comes deadlines.
Here’s a few startup programs that are currently calling for applications, what they offer, and what deadline you’ll need to meet to be considered:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge – The sixth iteration of this cloud-based developer challenge is offering $100,000 in combined cash and credit for winners in multiple categories. If you are over 18 and you business hasn’t exceeded $10 million in outside funding or annual revenues, you can apply to four categories. There’s big data & high performance computing, gaming, consumer applications, and business applications. Each grand prize winner walks away with $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in AWS credits, plus gets the accompanying attention of being featured in press releases. Deadline is Nov.9.
Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York City (CTA @ NYC) – This federal government program selects several tech-based startups in Canada that are interested in broadening their global horizons and sends them to New York for three months. There, entrepreneurs will get a membership at General Assembly, a startup campus that offers collaboration opportunities and training programs; meet potential investors and mentors; the support of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service. Deadline is the week of Oct. 15.
Incubes Intake 03 – This Toronto-based business incubator focuses solely on Internet-based companies. It doesn’t offer seed funding, but does offer a three month curriculum of entrepreneurial training featuring the wisdom of business mentors, an office space in the downtown core, and a climactic, attention-grabbing demo day at the programs’ conclusion. The program is slated to begin Dec. 3, and the deadline for applications is Nov. 15.